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SCHOOL GARDEN WORK DAY

April 11 ~ 3:15-5:30p; then April 18, 25th & May 2nd ~ 3:15-4:30p

CALLING ALL SUNRISE FAMILIES...

Dads, Moms, Children, Grandparents...please come out to Sunrise to help kick-start spring at Sunrise! Sunrise prides itself in offering fresh produce to students during lunch shifts and fresh yummy snacks- from our SCHOOL GARDEN!

Our school garden needs manpower to get up and growing!  April 11 ~ 3:15-5:30p; then April 18th, 25th and May 2nd ~ 3:15-4:30p.  Lots of love, sunshine and sprinkles of water puts the "fruits of our labor" on our table.

History:

The Sunrise School garden began three years ago under a flag pole by a group of six students and one teacher. Last school year, the garden moved to a two-acre plot in which all grade levels, K-8, and many families (approximately 20) help maintain. The school garden currently hosts approximately 12 beds in which tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, watermelon, greens, herbs, sunflowers, potatoes, corn, a pizza garden, a green bean tee-pee and more flourish! 

Over the winter, water spigots were installed in two locations within the garden. This will provide closer water access and points to connect soaker hoses.

The school garden provides fresh produce to the school cafeteria during the school year. Over the summer, families sign up for one week to maintain the garden (pick weeds, water, plant and harvest) and sell at the DeSoto Farmers Market on Saturday.

We are always looking to expand and improve our school garden and the opportunities/experiences it provides our Sunrise students! We are always RECRUITING for families to help (one day, one week, or more) with our school garden; please contact Mrs. Brosch, tbrosch@sunrise-r9.org  or 636-586-6660.

We love spoiling our SUNRISE STUDENTS with the great opportunities the school garden provides.

 

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